For the Period August 11 to 17, 201
One year ago
Just over one per cent of the 2014 crop had been combined with an additional four per cent swathed or ready to straight cut. Average yields were being reported in most areas.
Rainfall this past week ranged from trace amounts to nearly three inches in some areas. Provincially, topsoil moisture conditions on cropland are rated as seven per cent surplus, 75 per cent adequate, 16 per cent short and two per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as three per cent surplus, 64 per cent adequate, 28 per cent short and five per cent very short.
The Ministry of Agriculture has a Forage, Feed and Custom Service listing for producers to advertise and source feed products. It is available at: www.agriculture.gov.sk.ca/FeedForageListing
Some crop damage was caused by localized hail, wind and insects such as aphids, grasshoppers and diamondback moths.
Farmers are busy with harvest operations and hauling bales. Click here to finish reading this article. http://www.agriculture.gov.sk.ca/cr150820